Owatonna, Minnesota

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Population in 2013: 25,546 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +13.9%
 
Males: 12,543  (49.1%)
Females: 13,003  (50.9%)
Median resident age:  37.2 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip codes: 55060.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $56,284 (it was $45,660 in 2000)
Owatonna:

$56,284
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $26,823 (it was $20,513 in 2000)

Owatonna city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $142,591 (it was $101,400 in 2000)
Owatonna:

$142,591
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $162,884; Detached houses: $168,464; Townhouses or other attached units: $149,241; In 2-unit structures: $99,649; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $171,150; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $99,889; Mobile homes: $35,476

Median gross rent in 2012: $689.

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  • White alone - 22,148 (85.8%)
  • Hispanic - 1,984 (7.7%)
  • Black alone - 809 (3.1%)
  • Two or more races - 594 (2.3%)
  • Asian alone - 226 (0.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 15 (0.06%)

Races in Owatonna detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Owatonna: 80.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (30.8%), Norwegian (13.9%), Irish (7.8%), Czech (4.5%), United States (4.4%), English (4.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1150 feet

Land area: 12.6 square miles.

Population density: 2,027 people per square mile   (low).

Owatonna,MN real estate house value index trend

Owatonna, Minnesota map

For population 25 years and over in Owatonna:

  • High school or higher: 92.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Owatonna city:

  • Never married: 26.7%
  • Now married: 54.7%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 6.1%
  • Divorced: 11.5%

1,190 residents are foreign born (1.1% Africa, 0.6% Asia, 0.5% Europe).

This city:  4.6%
Minnesota:  7.2%



According to our research of Minnesota and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Owatonna, Minnesota as of July 03, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Owatonna to the number of sex offenders is 5,084 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,862 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,646 (1.2%)

Owatonna satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rochester, MN (37.6 miles , pop. 85,806).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (60.2 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (320.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Medford, MN (2.5 miles ), Claremont, MN (3.4 miles ), Warsaw, MN (3.7 miles ), Waseca, MN (3.7 miles ), Morristown, MN (3.8 miles ), Faribault, MN (3.8 miles ), Ellendale, MN (3.9 miles ), West Concord, MN (4.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 103 buildings, average cost: $85,300
  • 1998: 135 buildings, average cost: $87,400
  • 1999: 133 buildings, average cost: $82,500
  • 2000: 137 buildings, average cost: $90,300
  • 2001: 137 buildings, average cost: $89,500
  • 2002: 179 buildings, average cost: $85,900
  • 2003: 187 buildings, average cost: $150,100
  • 2004: 170 buildings, average cost: $170,600
  • 2005: 153 buildings, average cost: $161,000
  • 2006: 159 buildings, average cost: $161,800
  • 2007: 79 buildings, average cost: $173,100
  • 2008: 41 buildings, average cost: $190,500
  • 2009: 19 buildings, average cost: $126,400
  • 2010: 18 buildings, average cost: $207,100
  • 2011: 14 buildings, average cost: $222,700
  • 2012: 17 buildings, average cost: $161,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 44.09 N, Longitude: 93.22 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,270 (+16.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 9,884 (76.1%)

Area code: 507

Owatonna household income distribution Owatonna home values distribution

Crime rates in Owatonna by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 2000000000000
per 100,000 9.10.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 6212587N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
per 100,000 27.48.852.421.634.029.3N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Robberies 363410447144121
per 100,000 13.726.513.117.342.516.816.528.24.015.915.946.53.9
Assaults 36352732353019171921281822
per 100,000 164.5154.4118.0138.0148.8125.878.268.676.083.6111.169.885.5
Burglaries 88123200121132141135164N/A837611982
per 100,000 402.1542.4873.7521.9561.1591.1555.7661.4N/A330.4301.5461.3318.6
Thefts 609667558517609621499502357401386352509
per 100,000 2782.72941.62437.62229.82588.72603.22054.02024.51428.11596.41531.11364.51977.9
Auto thefts 33203624263330291518202021
per 100,000 150.888.2157.3103.5110.5138.3123.5117.060.071.779.377.581.6
Arson 17101795210442314
per 100,000 77.744.174.338.821.38.441.216.116.08.011.93.915.5
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 231.8211.4244.0186.5224.4213.1N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Owatonna detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 37 (34 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.32
Minnesota average:

1.66
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.4%
Minnesota:

4.6%

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +2,606 (+13.1%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (36%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Finance and insurance (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Computer specialists (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Customer service representatives (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Child care workers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4%)

Work and jobs in Owatonna: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Owatonna, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Owatonna-area historical tornado activity is above Minnesota state average. It is 48% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/30/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 0.9 miles away from the Owatonna city center killed 5 people and injured 35 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/30/1967, a category F4 tornado 12.9 miles away from the city center killed 6 people and injured 22 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Owatonna-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 176.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 186.2 miles away from Owatonna center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 307.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 299.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 284.9 miles away from Owatonna center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 478.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Steele County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Owatonna topographic map

Birthplace of: Charles Edward Magoon - Lawyer and diplomat, Travis Wiuff - Mixed martial artist, E. G. Marshall - Film actor, Chris Mussman - Football player and coach, Casey Driessen - Fiddler, Craig Minowa - Male singer-songwriter.

Hospitals and medical centers in Owatonna:

  • HOSPICE OF OWATONA HOSPITAL (2350 26TH STREET NW)
  • OWATONNA HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Other, 2250 26TH STREET NORTHWEST)
  • RAINBOW RESIDENCE (285 CEDARDALE DRIVE)
  • REM WOODVALE INC ADAMS (592 ADAMS AVENUE)
  • MAYO DIALYSIS - OWATONNA (2200 26TH STREET)
  • HOME HEALTH AND PALLIATIVE CARE (2350 26TH ST NW)
  • STEELE COUNTY PHNS (BOX 890 635 FLORENCE AVENUE)
  • OWATONNA CARE CENTER (201 SOUTHWEST 18TH STREET)
  • OWATONNA HEALTH CARE CTR (201 SW 18TH STREET)
  • STEELE COUNTY COMMUNITIES FOR A LIFETIME INC (1409 SOUTH CEDAR AVENUE)

Airports and heliports located in Owatonna:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Owatonna:

  • St Olaf College (about 27 miles; Northfield, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,141)
  • Riverland Community College (about 31 miles; Austin, MN; FT enrollment: 2,321)
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 39 miles; Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 13,940)
  • Rochester Community and Technical College (about 41 miles; Rochester, MN; FT enrollment: 4,444)
  • Gustavus Adolphus College (about 41 miles; Saint Peter, MN; FT enrollment: 2,496)
  • South Central College (about 42 miles; North Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 2,726)
  • Dakota County Technical College (about 46 miles; Rosemount, MN; FT enrollment: 2,478)

Public high schools in Owatonna:

Private high schools in Owatonna:

  • OWATONNA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 106; Location: 265 26TH ST NE; Grades: PK - 12)
  • EL SHADDAI PRIVATE SCHOOL (Students: 53; Location: 2429 N CEDAR AVE; Grades: PK - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Owatonna:

Private elementary/middle schools in Owatonna:

  • ST MARY'S - MARIAN (Students: 420; Location: MARIAN DR; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST MARYS SCHOOL (Students: 420; Location: 730 S CEDAR AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • OWATONNA MONTESSORI CHILDRENS HOUSE (Students: 35; Location: 1820 HARTLE AVE; Grades: PK - KG)
  • ST ISIDORE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 22; Location: 9970 SE 24TH AVE; Grades: PK - 5)
See full list of schools located in Owatonna

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Owatonna College and University Center Riverland Community College 965 Alexander Drive SW Owatonna, MN 55060

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Notable locations in Owatonna: Owatonna (A), Steele County Fairgrounds (B), Owatonna Country Club (C), Brooktree Golf Course (D), Village of Yesteryear (E), Owatonna Campground (F), Heritage Halls Transportation Museum (G), Union Depot (H), Minnesota State School Orphanage Museum (I), Steele County Law Enforcement Center (J), Steele County Courthouse (K), Owatonna Public Library (L), Owatonna Fire Department (M). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Cedar Mall (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Owatonna include: Church of Christ (A), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (B), Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church (C), United Methodist Church (D), Calvary Church (E), First United Pentecostal Church (F), Saint John Lutheran Church (G), Trinity Lutheran Church (H), Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Sacred Heart Cemetery (1), Saint John Cemetery (2), Forest Hill Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Maple Creek (A), Izaak Walton Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Owatonna include: Gainey Park (1), Kaplan Woods State Park (2), Mineral Springs Park (3), Morehouse Park (4), Prairie Park (5), West Hills Park (6), Hammann Park (7), Willow Park (8), Maple Creek Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites (Water Parks & Slides; 2365 Northwest 43rd Street), The Great Serengeti Indoor Water Park (Water Parks & Slides; 2365 Northwest 43rd Street).

Hotels: Owatonna Grand Hotel and Conference Center (I 35 & Highway 14 West), Best Budget Inn Junction (Hwys 14 & I 35), Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites (2365 Northwest 43rd Street), Country Inn-Suites Owatonna (130 Allan Avenue Southwest), Ramada Inn (1212 N Interstate 35), Northrop Oftedahl House Bed & Breakfast (358 East Main Street), Comfort Inn Owatonna (2345 43rd Street Northwest), Microtel Inns & Suites of Owatonna (150 Saint John Drive), Budget Host Inn (745 State Avenue).

Courts: Public Defender-Third Judicial District (127 West Pearl Street), Steele County Court House - Blooming Prairie (630 Florence Avenue), Steele County Court House - Ellendale (630 Florence Avenue), Steele County Offices - Law Enforcement Center- Court Services-Probation Depart (111 East Main Street), Steele County Offices - Law Enforcement Center- Court Administrator (111 East Main Street).

Steele County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 8.7%
(6.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.6% for Black residents, 15.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 7.2% for other race residents, 49.9% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  66.9%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.9%
Whole state:  6.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Owatonna in 2010:

  • 203 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 169 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 101 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 20 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 17 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 15 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 6 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Owatonna in 2000:

  • 179 people in nursing homes
  • 155 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 84 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 31 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 24 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 13 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 3 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

Owatonna, Minnesota environmental map by EPA

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Owatonna compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.

Banks with most branches in Owatonna (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: South Oak Branch at 1400 South Oak Street, branch established on 1995/11/16; Owatonna Branch at 101 North Cedar Avenue, branch established on 1995/11/16. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • United Prairie Bank: - Owatonna Branc at 110 West Rose Street, branch established on 1915/07/15; South Cedar Branch at 1801 South Cedar, branch established on 1996/07/01. Info updated 2009/05/06: Bank assets: $565.8 mil, Deposits: $487.7 mil, headquarters in Mountain Lake, MN, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 15 total offices, Holding Company: Farmers State Corporation
  • Community Bank Owatonna: at 640 Bridge Street, branch established on 2003/01/13. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $52.5 mil, Deposits: $47.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Community Financial Corporation
  • Minnesota First Credit and Savings, Incorporated: Owatonna Branch at 111 North Cedar, branch established on 1956/01/01. Info updated 2009/12/23: Bank assets: $29.6 mil, Deposits: $24.5 mil, headquarters in Rochester, MN, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 4 total offices
  • 1st United Bank: 495 North Street W Branch at 495 North Street W, branch established on 1997/01/02. Info updated 2012/02/21: Bank assets: $128.4 mil, Deposits: $114.7 mil, headquarters in Faribault, MN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices
  • Wells Federal Bank, FSB: 108 West Park Square Branch at 496 North St, branch established on 1997/02/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $239.5 mil, Deposits: $213.1 mil, headquarters in Wells, MN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices
  • Profinium Financial, Inc.: Profinium Financial, Owatonna Branch at 1080 West Frontage Road, branch established on 2006/03/27. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $312.9 mil, Deposits: $263.5 mil, headquarters in Truman, MN, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Profinium Financial Holdings, Inc.
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Owatonna Branch at 132 West Broadway, branch established on 1866/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Premier Bank Minnesota: Owatonna Branch at 209 East Main Street, branch established on 1910/01/01. Info updated 2012/03/28: Bank assets: $176.6 mil, Deposits: $162.7 mil, headquarters in Farmington, MN, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Owatonna, Minnesota:

  • Western Inn, 1212 I-35, Owatonna, MN 55060 , Phone: (507) 455-0606, Fax: (507) 455-3731
  • Country Hearth Motel, 745 State Ave, Owatonna, MN 55060 , Phone: (507) 451-8712
  • Americinn Motel Of Owatonna, 245 Florence Ave, Owatonna, MN 55060 , Phone: (507) 455-1142
  • Comfort Inn, 2345 43RD St NW, Owatonna, MN 55060 , Phone: (507) 444-0818, Fax: (507) 444-0038
  • Country Inn & Suites, 130 Allen Ave SW, Owatonna, MN 55060 , Phone: (507) 455-9295
  • Holiday Inn Hotel And Suites, 2365 NW 43rd St, Owatonna, MN 55060 , Phone: (507) 446-8900, Fax: (507) 446-8999
  • Microtel Inn And Suites, 150 Saint John Dr, Owatonna, MN 55060 , Phone: (507) 446-0228, Fax: (507) 455-0928
  • Super 8 Motel, 1150 West Frontage Rd, Owatonna, MN 55060 , Phone: (800) 800-8000, Fax: (507) 451-0380
All 8 fire-safe hotels and motels in Owatonna, Minnesota

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Owatonna travel time to work - commute Owatonna mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (81%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

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Neighborhood in Owatonna (Owatonna, Minnesota Neighborhood Map):

Religion statistics for Owatonna city (based on Steele County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 77.53%
Here: 77.5%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchNew Testament Association Independent Baptist Churches/Other Fundamental Baptists
Adherents36.6%36.1%7.3%3.9%3.7%
Congregations15.9%27.3%9.1%6.8%4.5%
NameBaptist General ConferenceUnited Church of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)Assemblies of GodOther
Adherents2.5%2.5%1.7%1.1%4.5%
Congregations2.3%4.5%2.3%4.5%22.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Steele County:

1.93 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Steele County:

4.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
Here:

6.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.4%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Steele County:

27.3%
Minnesota:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.6%
State:

13.0%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 4$21,786$65,3581$3,543
Other Government Administration 10$69,637$83,5648$5,100
Police Protection - Officers 34$183,414$64,7340$0
Police - Other 3$12,071$48,2843$5,418
Firefighters 8$40,636$60,95422$4,081
Fire - Other 1$4,045$48,5400$0
Streets and Highways 22$103,511$56,4610$0
Airports 1$5,409$64,9080$0
Sewerage 9$41,364$55,1520$0
Parks and Recreation 14$61,109$52,37954$29,311
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1$5,365$64,3800$0
Water Supply 11$66,881$72,9610$0
Electric Power 28$183,851$78,7930$0
Gas Supply 16$94,443$70,8320$0
Local Libraries 8$37,899$56,84911$9,657
Other and Unallocable 11$48,132$52,5086$8,184
Totals for Government 181$979,553$64,943105$65,294

Owatonna government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Electric Utilities: $1,914,000 ($74.92)
    Water Utilities: $1,091,000 ($42.71)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $24,224,000 ($948.25)
    Gas Utilities: $21,930,000 ($858.45)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,009,000 ($117.79)
    Regular Highways: $2,745,000 ($107.45)
    Police Protection: $2,697,000 ($105.57)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,462,000 ($96.38)
    Water Utilities: $2,135,000 ($83.57)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,317,000 ($51.55)
    Libraries: $1,100,000 ($43.06)
    Sewerage: $872,000 ($34.13)
    General Public Buildings: $688,000 ($26.93)
    Central Staff Services: $605,000 ($23.68)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $572,000 ($22.39)
    Financial Administration: $344,000 ($13.47)
    Air Transportation: $209,000 ($8.18)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $83,000 ($3.25)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $80,000 ($3.13)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $948,000 ($37.11)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $247,000 ($9.67)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $68,000 ($2.66)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Housing and Community Development: $26,000 ($1.02)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $3,731,000 ($146.05)
    Parks and Recreation: $410,000 ($16.05)
    Police Protection: $404,000 ($15.81)
    Gas Utilities: $369,000 ($14.44)
    Central Staff Services: $211,000 ($8.26)
    Local Fire Protection: $126,000 ($4.93)
    Air Transportation: $20,000 ($0.78)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,000 ($0.08)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,785,000 ($304.74)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $141,000 ($5.52)

Owatonna government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,334,000 ($91.36)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,488,000 ($58.25)
    Regular Highways: $496,000 ($19.42)
    All Other: $268,000 ($10.49)
    Parking Facilities: $237,000 ($9.28)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $165,000 ($6.46)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $604,000 ($23.64)
    Highways: $131,000 ($5.13)
    Housing and Community Development: $22,000 ($0.86)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $2,089,000 ($81.77)
    General Revenue, NEC: $806,000 ($31.55)
    Interest Earnings: $584,000 ($22.86)
    Rents: $400,000 ($15.66)
    Donations From Private Sources: $111,000 ($4.35)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $25,684,000 ($1005.40)
    Gas Utilities: $22,577,000 ($883.78)
    Water Utilities: $2,768,000 ($108.35)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $5,572,000 ($218.12)
    Housing and Community Development: $597,000 ($23.37)
    Highways: $414,000 ($16.21)
  • Tax - Property: $5,903,000 ($231.07)
    Other License: $534,000 ($20.90)
    Public Utilities Sales: $260,000 ($10.18)
    Other Selective Sales: $207,000 ($8.10)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $77,000 ($3.01)

Owatonna government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,346,000 ($953.03)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,225,000 ($948.29)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $4,019,000 ($157.32)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $3,084,000 ($120.72)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,771,000 ($108.47)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,650,000 ($103.73)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $935,000 ($36.60)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $178,000 ($6.97)
    End of Fiscal Year: $139,000 ($5.44)

Owatonna government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $24,573,000 ($961.91)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,115,000 ($200.23)

4.86% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,163 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.86%
Minnesota average:

6.51%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Rice County, MN  0.69% ($30,176 average AGI)
from Waseca County, MN  0.36% ($44,585)
from Dodge County, MN  0.24% ($26,333)


5.79% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,414 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.79%
Minnesota average:

6.71%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Rice County, MN  0.67% ($33,280 average AGI)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.41% ($28,000)
to Dakota County, MN  0.35% ($41,019)

Strongest AM radio stations in Owatonna:

  • KRFO (1390 AM; 1 kW; OWATONNA, MN)
  • KDHL (920 AM; 5 kW; FARIBAULT, MN; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KOWZ (1170 AM; 3 kW; WASECA, MN; Owner: MAIN STREET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KNFX (970 AM; 5 kW; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KOLM (1520 AM; 10 kW; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: OLMSTED COUNTY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMNN (1330 AM; 10 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO.)
  • KTOE (1420 AM; 5 kW; MANKATO, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WDGY (630 AM; 8 kW; HUDSON, WI; Owner: 630 RADIO, INCORPORATED)

Strongest FM radio stations in Owatonna:

  • K228DR (93.5 FM; OWATONNA, MN; Owner: OWATONNA AREA CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • KRFO-FM (104.9 FM; OWATONNA, MN; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KOWZ-FM (100.9 FM; BLOOMING PRAIRIE, MN; Owner: BLOOMING PRAIRIE FARM RADIO INC.)
  • K280EC (103.9 FM; OWATONNA, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • K289AE (105.7 FM; OWATONNA, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KRUE (92.1 FM; WASECA, MN; Owner: MAIN STREET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBGY (107.5 FM; FARIBAULT, MN; Owner: MILESTONE RADIO II LLC)
  • KQCL (95.9 FM; FARIBAULT, MN; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KAUS-FM (99.9 FM; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KROC-FM (106.9 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KNXR (97.5 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: UNITED AUDIO CORPORATION)
  • KWWK (96.5 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: OLMSTEAD COUNTY BROADCASTING CO.)

TV broadcast stations around Owatonna:

  • KYIN (Channel 24; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KTTC (Channel 10; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: KTTC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KAAL (Channel 6; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: KAAL-TV, LLC)
  • KXLT-TV (Channel 47; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: SHOCKLEY BROADCASTING, LLC)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Owatonna fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 35
Total length: 121 meters (397ft)
Total costs: $4,651,000
Total average daily traffic: 307,611
Total average daily truck traffic: 29,766

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • Before 1900: 3
  • 1900-1909: 1
  • 1910-1919: 0
  • 1920-1929: 1
  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 1
  • 1960-1969: 13
  • 1970-1979: 1
  • 1980-1989: 3
  • 1990-1999: 9
  • 2000-2009: 2
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Owatonna, MN
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Owatonna)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 82 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Owatonna, MN)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 137 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Owatonna)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 27 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Owatonna)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 87
  • Hazardous Condition: 48
  • Service Call: 10
  • Good Intent Call: 6

Incident types - Owatonna

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Owatonna, MN
Most common first names in Owatonna, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John13277.4 years
Mary13082.6 years
William12578.7 years
Robert9273.6 years
Helen8580.2 years
George8180.3 years
Frank6981.0 years
Anna6786.3 years
Margaret6681.4 years
Joseph6578.5 years
Most common last names in Owatonna, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson8579.4 years
Anderson8078.3 years
Nelson5879.5 years
Miller5580.6 years
Jensen4378.1 years
Peterson4281.5 years
Olson3977.8 years
Larson3379.1 years
Hanson3380.3 years
Wanous3177.4 years
Businesses in Owatonna, MN
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets1
AmericInn1McDonald's1
Applebee's1Microtel1
Arby's1New Balance2
AutoZone1Nike4
Buffalo Wild Wings1OfficeMax1
Burger King1Penske1
Caribou Coffee1Quiznos1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
Comfort Inn1Sears1
Curves1Slumberland1
Dairy Queen1Sprint Nextel1
Domino's Pizza1Starbucks1
FedEx3Subway1
Ford1Super 81
GNC1T-Mobile2
GameStop1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1Target1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul2
Jimmy John's1UPS4
KFC1Walgreens1
Kohl's1Walmart1
La-Z-Boy1Wendy's1
Lowe's1
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